Scaramouche by Rafael Sabatini

17th-Century Engraving of Scaramuccia

17th-Century Engraving of Scaramuccia (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


ScaramoucheScaramouche by Rafael Sabatini

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


First line: “He was born with a gift of laughter and a sense that the world was mad.”


According to Wiki, “Scaramouche” also called Scaramuccia, means a roguish buffoon character in the commedia dell’arte.


A great novel, it reminds me Dumas pere books, with a lot of twisting plots, duels and plenty of historical figures, like Marat, Danton , Marie Antoinette and so on.


A decade later after Scaramouche publication, Sabatini wrote a sequel, Scaramouche the Kingmaker text , which was not as well received. I wonder why.


Available at Gutenberg project


Available at LibriVox as an audio book.


The movie based on this book is available at You Tube


Stars: Stewart Granger, Janet Leigh, Eleanor Parker, Mel Ferrer and Nina Foch.





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